Tuesday, December 20, 2005


DSW Shoe Warehouse was recently the victim of an identity theft heist - cyber bandits made off with their credit card file, putting thousands of customers' credit and debit accounts at risk. A friend I work with discovered today that her debit card number had been stamped into a new piece of plastic that was later used to make over $2500 worth of unauthorized purchases. Fortunately, she was not held liable for the purchases...but her account was wiped out for a couple of days and the hassle has been a mountain of unwanted stress at the most inopportune time.

If you have ever used a credit or debit card at DSW Shoe Warehouse, be aware that your card number is likely a part of that stolen file and may be in the hands of a criminal. Be diligent in monitoring activty on your account and immediately report any unidentified charges.

Oh yeah - and happy fucking holidays.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to the press release about the identity theft: http://www.dswshoe.com/pressRelease.jsp.

The thing to keep in mind is that the access was to transactions between mid-November 2004 and mid-February 2005. There is a link in the article to the stores which were hit.